Hurry-skurry Hur"ry-skur`ry adverb [ An imitative word; confer Swedish skorra to rattle, snarl, English scurry .] Confusedly; in a bustle. [ Obsolete] Gray.
Hurryingly Hur"ry·ing·ly adverb In a hurrying manner.
Hurst Hurst noun [ Middle English hurst , Anglo-Saxon hyrst ; akin to Old High German hurst , horst , wood, thicket, German horst the nest of a bird of prey, an eyerie, thicket.] A wood or grove; -- a word used in the composition of many names, as in Hazle hurst .
Hurt Hurt noun (Machinery) (a) A band on a trip-hammer helve, bearing the trunnions. (b) A husk. See Husk , 2.
Hurt Hurt transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hurt
; present participle & verbal noun Hurting
.] [ Middle English hurten
; probably from Old French hurter
, to knock, thrust, strike, French heurter
; confer W. hyrddu
to push, drive, assault, hwrdd
a stroke, blow, push; also, a ram, the orig. sense of the verb thus perhaps being, to butt as a ram; confer Dutch horten
to push, strike, Middle High German hurten
, both probably from Old French.] 1. To cause physical pain to; to do bodily harm to; to wound or bruise painfully.
The hurt lion groans within his den. Dryden. 2. To impar the value, usefulness, beauty, or pleasure of; to damage; to injure; to harm.
Virtue may be assailed, but never hurt . Milton. 3. To wound the feelings of; to cause mental pain to; to offend in honor or self-respect; to annoy; to grieve.
"I am angry and hurt
Hurter Hurt"er noun 1. A bodily injury causing pain; a wound, bruise, or the like.
The pains of sickness and hurts . . . all men feel. Locke. 2. An injury causing pain of mind or conscience; a slight; a stain; as of sin.
But the jingling of the guinea helps the hurt that Honor feels. Tennyson. 3. Injury; damage; detriment; harm; mischief.
Thou dost me yet but little hurt . Shak. Syn.
-- Wound; bruise; injury; harm; damage; loss; detriment; mischief; bane; disadvantage.
Hurter Hurt"er noun One who hurts or does harm.
I shall not be a hurter , if no helper. Beau. & Fl.
Hurter Hurt"er noun [ French heurtoir , lit., a striker. See Hurt , transitive verb ] A butting piece; a strengthening piece, esp.: (Mil.) A piece of wood at the lower end of a platform, designed to prevent the wheels of gun carriages from injuring the parapet.
Hurtful Hurt"ful adjective Tending to impair or damage; injurious; mischievous; occasioning loss or injury; as, hurtful words or conduct. Syn. -- Pernicious; harmful; baneful; prejudicial; detrimental; disadvantageous; mischievous; injurious; noxious; unwholesome; destructive. -- Hurt"ful*ly , adverb -- Hurt"ful*ness , noun
Hurtle Hur"tle intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hurtled
; present participle & verbal noun Hurtling
.] [ Middle English hurtlen
, freq. of hurten
. See Hurt
, transitive verb
, and confer Hurl
.] 1. To meet with violence or shock; to clash; to jostle.
Together hurtled both their steeds. Fairfax. 2. To move rapidly; to wheel or rush suddenly or with violence; to whirl round rapidly; to skirmish.
Now hurtling round, advantage for to take. Spenser.
Down the hurtling cataract of the ages. R. Latin Stevenson. 3. To make a threatening sound, like the clash of arms; to make a sound as of confused clashing or confusion; to resound.
The noise of battle hurtled in the air. Shak.
The earthquake sound Mrs. Browning.
Hurtling 'death the solid ground.
Hurtle Hur"tle transitive verb 1. To move with violence or impetuosity; to whirl; to brandish.
His harmful club he gan to hurtle high. Spenser. 2. To push; to jostle; to hurl.
And he hurtleth with his horse adown. Chaucer.
Hurtleberry Hur"tle·ber`ry noun [ Confer Huckleberry , Whortleberry .] See Whortleberry .
Hurtless Hurt"less adjective Doing no injury; harmless; also, unhurt; without injury or harm.
Gentle dame so hurtless and so true. Spenser.
Husband Hus"band noun
[ Middle English hosebonde
, a husband, the master of the house or family, Anglo-Saxon h...sbonda
master of the house; h...s
house + bunda
, householder, husband; probably from Icelandic h...sbōndi
house master, husband; h...s
house + b...andi
dwelling, inhabiting, present participle of b...a
to dwell; akin to Anglo-Saxon b...an
, Goth. bauan
. See House Be
, and confer Bond
a slave, Boor
.] 1. The male head of a household; one who orders the economy of a family.
[ Obsolete] 2. A cultivator; a tiller; a husbandman.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
The painful husband , plowing up his ground. Hakewill.
He is the neatest husband for curious ordering his domestic and field accommodations. Evelyn. 3. One who manages or directs with prudence and economy; a frugal person; an economist.
God knows how little time is left me, and may I be a good husband , to improve the short remnant left me. Fuller. 4. A married man; a man who has a wife; -- the correlative to wife .
The husband and wife are one person in law. Blackstone. 5. The male of a pair of animals.
[ R.] Dryden. A ship's husband (Nautical)
, an agent representing the owners of a ship, who manages its expenses and receipts.
Husband Hus"band transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Husbanded
; present participle & verbal noun Husbanding
.] 1. To direct and manage with frugality; to use or employ to good purpose and the best advantage; to spend, apply, or use, with economy.
For my means, I'll husband them so well, Shak. 2. To cultivate, as land; to till.
They shall go far.
Land so trim and rarely husbanded . Evelyn. 3. To furnish with a husband.
[ R.] Shak.
Husbandable Hus"band·a·ble adjective Capable of being husbanded, or managed with economy. Sherwood.
Husbandage Hus"band·age noun (Nautical) The commission or compensation allowed to a ship's husband.
Husbandless Hus"band·less adjective Destitute of a husband. Shak.
Husbandly Hus"band·ly adjective Frugal; thrifty. [ R.] Tusser.
Husbandman Hus"band·man noun
; plural Husbandmen 1. The master of a family.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer. 2. A farmer; a cultivator or tiller of the ground.
Husbandry Hus"band·ry noun 1. Care of domestic affairs; economy; domestic management; thrift.
There's husbandry in heaven; Shak. 2. The business of a husbandman, comprehending the various branches of agriculture; farming.
Their candles are all out.
Husbandry supplieth all things necessary for food. Spenser.
Hush Hush transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hushed
; present participle & verbal noun Hushing
.] [ Middle English huschen
, probably of imitative origin; confer LG. hussen
to lull to sleep, German husch
quick, make haste, be silent.] 1. To still; to silence; to calm; to make quiet; to repress the noise or clamor of.
My tongue shall hush again this storm of war. Shak. 2. To appease; to allay; to calm; to soothe.
With thou, then, Otway.
Hush my cares?
And hush'd my deepest grief of all. Tennyson. To hush up
, to procure silence concerning; to suppress; to keep secret.
"This matter is hushed up
Hush Hush intransitive verb To become or to keep still or quiet; to become silent; -- esp. used in the imperative, as an exclamation; be still; be silent or quiet; make no noise.
Hush , idle words, and thoughts of ill. Keble.
But all these strangers' presence every one did hush . Spenser.
Hush Hush noun Stillness; silence; quiet. [ R.] "It is the hush of night." Byron. Hush money , money paid to secure silence, or to prevent the disclosure of facts. Swift.
Hush Hush adjective Silent; quiet. " Hush as death." Shak.
Husher Hush"er noun An usher. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
Hushing Hush"ing noun (Mining) The process of washing ore, or of uncovering mineral veins, by a heavy discharge of water from a reservoir; flushing; -- also called booming .
Husk Husk noun [ Prob. for hulsk , and from the same root as hull a husk. See Hull a husk.] 1. The external covering or envelope of certain fruits or seeds; glume; hull; rind; in the United States, especially applied to the covering of the ears of maize. 2. The supporting frame of a run of millstones. Husks of the prodigal son (Botany) , the pods of the carob tree. See Carob .
Husk Husk transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Husked ; present participle & verbal noun Husking .] To strip off the external covering or envelope of; as, to husk Indian corn.
Husked Husked adjective 1. Covered with a husk. 2. Stripped of husks; deprived of husks.
Huskily Hus"ki·ly adverb [ From Husky .] In a husky manner; dryly.
Huskiness Hus"ki·ness noun 1. The state of being husky. 2. Roughness of sound; harshness; hoarseness; as, huskiness of voice. G. Eliot.
Husking Husk"ing noun 1. The act or process of stripping off husks, as from Indian corn. 2. A meeting of neighbors or friends to assist in husking maize; -- called also husking bee . [ U.S.] "A red ear in the husking ." Longfellow.
Husky Husk"y adjective [ From Husk , noun ] Abounding with husks; consisting of husks. Dryden.
Husky Hus"ky adjective [ Prob. for husty ; confer Middle English host cough, Anglo-Saxon hwōsta ; akin to Dutch hoest , German husten , Old High German huosto , Icelandic hōsti . See Wheeze .] Rough in tone; harsh; hoarse; raucous; as, a husky voice.
Husky Hus"ky adjective Powerful; strong; burly.
[ Colloq., U. S.]
A good, husky man to pitch in the barnyard. Hamlin Garland.
Husky Hus"ky noun
; plural - kies
. [ Confer Eskimo
.] 1. An Eskimo; also, an Eskimo dog. 2. The Eskimo language.
Huso Hu"so noun [ New Latin , from German hausen , and English isin ...glass.] (Zoology) (a) A large European sturgeon ( Acipenser huso ), inhabiting the region of the Black and Caspian Seas. It sometimes attains a length of more than twelve feet, and a weight of two thousand pounds. Called also hausen . (b) The huchen, a large salmon.
Hussar Hus·sar" noun [ Hung. huszár , from husz twenty, because under King Matthais I., in the fifteenth century, every twenty houses were to furnish one horse soldier; confer German husar , French houssard , hussard , from the same source.] (Mil.) Originally, one of the national cavalry of Hungary and Croatia; now, one of the light cavalry of European armies.
Hussite Huss"ite noun (Eccl. Hist.) A follower of John Huss , the Bohemian reformer, who was adjudged a heretic and burnt alive in 1415.
Hussy Hus"sy noun [ Contr. from huswife .] 1. A housewife or housekeeper. [ Obsolete] 2. A worthless woman or girl; a forward wench; a jade; -- used as a term of contempt or reproach. Grew. 3. A pert girl; a frolicsome or sportive young woman; -- used jocosely. Goldsmith.
Hussy Hus"sy noun [ From Icelandic h...si a case, probably from h...s house. See House , and confer Housewife a bag, Huswife a bag.] A case or bag. See Housewife , 2.
Hustings Hus"tings noun plural
[ Middle English husting
an assembly, coucil, Anglo-Saxon h...sting
; of Scand. origin; confer Icelandic h...s...ing
home + ...ing
thing, assembly, meeting; akin to Dan. & Swedish ting
, English thing
. See House
, and Thing
.] 1. A court formerly held in several cities of England; specif., a court held in London, before the lord mayor, recorder, and sheriffs, to determine certain classes of suits for the recovery of lands within the city. In the progress of law reform this court has become unimportant. Mozley & W. 2. Any one of the temporary courts held for the election of members of the British Parliament. 3. The platform on which candidates for Parliament formerly stood in addressing the electors.
When the rotten hustings shake Tennyson.
In another month to his brazen lies.
Hustle Hus"tle transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Hustled ; present participle & verbal noun Hustling .] [ Dutch hustelen to shake, from husten to shake. Confer Hotchpotch .] To shake together in confusion; to push, jostle, or crowd rudely; to handle roughly; as, to hustle a person out of a room. Macaulay.
Hustle Hus"tle intransitive verb To push or crows; to force one's way; to move hustily and with confusion; a hurry.
Leaving the king, who had hustled along the floor with his dress worfully arrayed. Sir W. Scott.
Huswife Hus"wife noun
[ Middle English huswif
house + wif
wife. Confer Hussy
a housewife, Housewife
.] [ Written also housewife
.] 1. A female housekeeper; a woman who manages domestic affairs; a thirfty woman.
"The bounteous huswife
The huswife is she that do labor doth fall. Tusser. 2. A worthless woman; a hussy.
[ Obsolete] Shak. 3.
[ See Hussy
a bag.] A case for sewing materials. See Housewife . Cowper.
Huswife Hus"wife transitive verb To manage with frugality; -- said of a woman. Dryden.
Huswifely Hus"wife·ly adjective Like a huswife; capable; economical; prudent. -- adverb In a huswifely manner.
Huswifery Hus"wife·ry noun The business of a housewife; female domestic economy and skill. Tusser.
Hut Hut noun
[ Middle English hotte
; akin to Dutch hut
, German hütte
, Old High German hutta
, Danish hytte
, Swedish hydda
; and French hutte
, of G. origin; all akin to English hide
to conceal. See Hude
to conceal.] A small house, hivel, or cabin; a mean lodge or dwelling; a slightly built or temporary structure.
Death comes on with equal footsteps
To the hall and hut
. Bp. Coxe.
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